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New Viral Video truly Viral

Sites claiming to host footage toxic

| Online Video News | Posted: Jul 21, 2009 12:56 pm

Someone has decided to make the term Viral Video literal. After a tragic breach of privacy, where an ESPN reporter was filmed nude through a peephole then the video posted on the internet. Malware writers have thrown up toxic web pages claiming to host the footage.

 

While this move is not really new (anyone remember the Anna Cornacova Virus?) it is still disturbing. According to Sophos the toxic pages contain code that can infect both PC and Mac systems (despite Apple's claims of viral immunity).

 

Reports are surfacing that some of the pages are spoofing legitimate sites like CNN and other news sites. There is no word on the identity of the person that illegally recorded the video or who posted it on the internet but I do hope they find them and do something terrible to them.

 

New Viral Video truly Viral

 

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